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Report Abuse & Litigation Advice

Post by ASOF on April 14th 2011, 5:53 pm

Hello All

We are seeking advice regarding a member of our forum who we excluded after his behavior became unacceptable. The member constantly told us how we should and shouldn't run the forum, he became very confrontational and abusive towards myself (Admin) and other members who called for him to be banned because of the damaging effect on the forum. As a result of feedback from members and repeated warnings that continued to be ignored we took the action to ban the member.

Myself, and members couldn't understand this members behavior at the time but it has since come to light that this individual is a founder of another forum with similar content and was clearly trying to cause conflict and disrupt our forum. In our feedback & announcements section of the forum I put up a announcement stating that we were now aware of who this individual was & naming his website so members could see who the person was causing the conflict. The thread was locked so no body could comment. He has since claimed we are inciting hatred towards him which is rather childish we feel, it was a notice to inform our members and justifying the action we took of banning him as his intentions were obviously to cause problems from the very start.

Yesterday we received threats of legal action demanding we take down the announcement within 24 hrs, not only this but he has demanded we remove all 100+ of his posts/topics most of which were dribble and added nothing to our forum anyway. I have since deleted these as I cant be doing with all the hassle and our forum is a better place without his nonsense posts anyway!

He is now demanding that we post up an apology in the announcements section but I am refusing, he is threatening us with getting our forum banned and says he is reporting us for Litigation / copyright abuse by belittling his good reputation, could a moderator give us some kind of feedback regarding this and where we stand legally? I never thought when we started a forum we would have to deal with this kind of nonsense!

Thanks

ASOF

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Re: Report Abuse & Litigation Advice

Post by MrMario on April 14th 2011, 7:35 pm

If the forum isn't breaking the Terms of Service, nothing will be done.

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Re: Report Abuse & Litigation Advice

Post by ASOF on April 14th 2011, 10:01 pm

@MrMario wrote:If the forum isn't breaking the Terms of Service, nothing will be done.

Hi MrMario

So where do we find the TOS ?

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Re: Report Abuse & Litigation Advice

Post by SLGray on April 14th 2011, 10:11 pm



When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.


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